Sales: $337 million
Sales: $337 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Joe Kanfer, chairman and venturer; Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, executive chair; Mark Lerner, president and chief operating officer.
Major Products: Purell Disinfecting and Sanitizing Surface products, Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Smartlink Hand Hygiene Solutions, Gojo and Provon hygiene products.
New Products: Purell Professional Multi-Surface Sanitizing and Disinfecting products line extension into Canada.
Comments: After some personnel changes in 2017 when the third generation of the Kanfer family moved up in management, Gojo is faring well in the household and I&I market. Its iconic Purell brand family headed north into the Canadian market in 2018.
Also noteworthy was the partnership between Kimberly-Clark Professional and Gojo Industries to offer a premium Smart Restroom management system in away-from-home environments such as office buildings, airports and universities. This industry-first partnership offers facility managers two best-in-class brands, Scott Towel and Bath Tissue and Purell Hand Soap and Hand Sanitizers, as part of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Onvation Smart Restroom management system.
According to the company, the restroom management system leverages smart-sensing technology in both Scott and Purell dispensers to monitor and analyze restroom conditions in real time to deliver powerful, actionable insights so maintenance teams can increase tenant satisfaction, reduce work orders and have more control over building management.
“This type of smart restroom solution—the integration of two trusted best-in-class brands in paper and hand hygiene—is what our customers are requesting,” said Steve Schultz, president and COO, Gojo North America and international. “Gojo is always looking ahead and asking ourselves ‘how might we,’ and we are pleased to partner with Kimberly-Clark to bring our customers the technology and innovation they need to make their jobs easier.”